U.S. Document Analysis BUNDLE - Legislative Set of Acts, Amendments, Resolutions

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5th - 12th, Homeschool
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This 50 page handout bundle includes 25 different document analysis student sheets and keys. Each provides the original legislation as well as the document image for students to analyze with guiding questions for a better understanding of American legislation. Includes a significance wrap-up question in which students utilize all of the information to explain the significance of the legislation.

Answer Key is Provided for Each!

All images and other primary sources collected from Library of Congress, National Archives or public domain.

Document image is not clear for text reading as all text is in reading block, but is provided for students to see actual document and to evaluate larger content such as dates and format.

See sample of 5 documents for actual product.

Documents are also sold separately. And you can see the individual document listings for more details on each document included in this bundle.

25 Document Topics:

Federal Judiciary Act

1st Amendment

2nd Amendment

Louisiana Purchase

13th - 15th Amendments

Dawes Act

Hawaii Annexation

Platt Amendment

Meat Inspection Act

Pure Food & Drug Act

18th - 19th Amendments


Social Security Act

Lend Lease Act

WWII Declaration

Executive Order 9066

United Nations

Veteran's Day

Civil Rights Act

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Voting Rights Act

27th Amendment

Great for use as a homework extension activity, for NTI days, for school closings due to weather, flu or other illness, and as a homebound student resource.

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Total Pages
50 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.
Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.
Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.


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